Podcast series: ESG perspectives

ESG perspectives

In this ESG-focused podcast series, we hear the perspectives of a sustainability standard-setter, an investor, and finance leaders on finance and accounting's role in driving the sustainability agenda in organisations.

Episode 1: What Evolving Sustainability Regulation Means to Finance

Jeffrey Hales, Ph.D., professor of accounting at the University of Texas at Austin and chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), explains what sustainability means to management accountants.

Episode 2: Beyond Sustainability Reporting: Embedding ESG in Strategy

Michael Bueker, senior vice-president of finance for the Middle East at Siemens Energy, shares how ESG is embedded in the energy technology company's strategy and KPIs, including in executive compensation targets and in its products and services.

Episode 3: Getting to the Heart of ESG: An Investor's Perspective

Matthew Hurn, OBE, FCMA, CGMA, CFO for Disruptive Investments at Abu-Dhabi-owned Mubadala Investment, shares how he distinguishes companies that have truly embraced ESG issues in their business and culture.

Episode 4: What Boards Should Know About Climate Change and Value Creation

Jeremy Osborn, FCMA, CGMA, director of business relationships and networks with the Value Reporting Foundation, says integrated thinking and reporting can help boards strategise amidst climate change.

Episode 5: ESG, Clean Energy, and the Need for Reliable Data

Association Chair and CIMA President Paul Ash, FCMA, CGMA, describes how his formative years led to developing businesses focusing on environmentally clean energy and real-time measurement of emissions. In this final episode of the series, he also says there is "no opt-out clause" for management accountants on ESG.